Father Ted (1995–1998)
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And God Created Woman 

Father Ted struggles with a crush he has for a lady visitor, and the arrival of a group of nuns.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pauline McLynn ...
Gemma Craven ...
Polly Clarke
Clare Cathcart ...
Sister Margaret
Don Foley ...
Pat Shortt ...


Polly Clarke, the author of highly-coloured romantic novels, arrives on the island to rent a cottage and Ted is smitten - though the others in the house are not exactly encouraging. Polly invites Ted for drinks, which means he has to rush through a mass he is giving for some visiting nuns, and on arriving at Polly's cottage finds it is a house-warming party, not an intimate twosome, with the nuns amongst the guests. In fact after everybody else has left Polly dashes Ted's hopes even further by announcing that she wants to become a nun. Written by don @ minifie-1

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19 May 1995 (UK)  »

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When Mrs. Doyle is telling Ted about the profanity in the book, several of the words and phrases were not in the original script but were introduced by Pauline McLynn during filming. You can see Dermot Morgan trying not to laugh at her last line "Ride me sideways", which he hadn't been expecting. See more »


When Father Ted stiffly walks over to the couch area, in response to the story told by Miss Clarke, the studio lights and ceiling are briefly seen over the top of the set walls. See more »


Mrs Doyle: I never thought we'd have anyone like her staying here.
Father Ted: Hm? Oh, Miss Clarke, yes, it's very exciting isn't it? Famous novelist, here.
Mrs Doyle: You've never read any of her books, have you, father?
Father Ted: Actually, I'm a bit of a fan. That's where I was the other day - at her book signing.
Mrs Doyle: Well, I'm very surprised to hear that, father. I didn't think you'd like that sort of thing. I read a bit of one of them once. God, I couldn't finish it. The language, unbelievable!
Father Ted: It's a bit gritty, but that's the modern ...
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You're thinking of the episode "Rock-A-Hula" (the "Lovely Girls" episode)...
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...in the second season, with Clare Grogan (as C.P. Grogan for union reasons) as a guest star playing Niamh Connelly - an angry, Sinead O'Connor-esquire pop star. Grogan had a pop band in the early 80's called "Altered Images".

"And God Created Woman" finds Ted uncomfortable with seemingly coincidental, non-stop, run-ins with a woman who writes steamy novels (Ted's guilty pleasure) and who takes an apparent interest in Ted - eventually ending up at the Parochial House to stay for the evening. Ted's extreme discomfort with this, mixed with his attraction to the woman, lead to the usual fun.

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